Hill’s in trouble

A former Boro manager is in trouble this week after being at the centre of an international incident. Richard Hill, who left the Broadhall Way hotseat in March 2000, has been suspended by Championship side QPR from his role as assistant manager until fur

A former Boro manager is in trouble this week after being at the centre of an international incident.

Richard Hill, who left the Broadhall Way hotseat in March 2000, has been suspended by Championship side QPR from his role as assistant manager "until further notice".

It follows the brawl during a training match against China's Olympic team last week which made the national headlines.

China player Zheng Tao suffered a broken jaw during the incident at QPR's training ground last Wednesday.

The FA is also investigating and is "in ongoing communication with the police".

QPR chairman Gianni Paladini has hinted that he could sack some of the players involved in the fight.

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Seven members of the Chinese team have been sent home in disgrace and the Chinese FA has launched its own inquiry.

Chinese FA spokesman Dong Hua said: "We will investigate the incident and strictly punish those responsible. Under no circumstances do we have any tolerance for such behaviour.